Check out the publications below to learn more about what is Powerful Geography and how it will shape the future of curriculum in geography education

The social studies, Volume 109, issue 2

The Rise of Powerful Geography

The Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education and National Center for Research in Geography Education propose a new framework for geography called Powerful Geography, which revolutionizes the traditional notion of standards in geography education. Combining Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum's principles of human capabilities, Michael Young's theory of powerful disciplinary knowledge, and Wesley Null's concept of a liberating curriculum, Powerful Geography offers a new conceptual approach to professional development for teachers. The approach aims to help teachers model geographic knowledge and skills that offer a diverse group of students the best preparation needed to attain personal and career goals and aspirations. This article argues the logic and value of Powerful Geography, sets up the rationale for Powerful Geography, describes how it builds on prior research, and presents a multiyear research and development plan involving social studies teachers.



International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018, Volume 27, Number 3, 191-198


Research in geography education: Moving from declaration and road maps to actions




The publications below are a sampling from the bibliography that helped shape Powerful Geography